a check of the weather. robert, friday has finally come. can i plan outdoor activities for the weekend? >> yes, shery. i do think if anybody has outdoor plans across much of japan this coming weekend, this is one of those times to take advantage of it because the weather is going to be absolutely beautiful. especially compared to what we were seeing earlier this week on wednesday, thursday, friday. tokyo, you saw some rain showers and thunderstorms flaring up here. also those gusty winds, remember back earlier this week we had that storm system that moved through. but now high pressure is coming in from the west. that's going to be making for much fairer conditions. even southern japanese islands here on friday, you'll still be seeing heavy showers. sometimes as much as 60 millimeters per hour. that tapers off by friday night. by saturday, partly cloudy skies moving in for you as well. even good news back towards the west. i know that into northern taiwan and taipei, you have been seeing extremely heavy rainfall this past week, causing flooding out here. 535 millimeters. now, that is for the entire month of may thus far in taipei.